British Grand Prix from Silverstone to Donington Park in 2010 

Written by David on July 04th, 2008 at 2:13 pmLast Update: July 04th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Donington ParkAs anticipated last month, the FIA has confirmed today that the British Grand Prix, currently hosted at the Silverstone Circuit, will move starting from 2010 season to Donington Park, the motor racing track owned by Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd. The statement issued by F1′s governing body reads as follows:

Following discussions with Formula One Management, the FIA can confirm that the British Grand Prix will be retained on the Formula One World Championship calendar. From 2010 the new home of the British Grand Prix will be Donington Park.

Max Mosley, FIA President: “After many years of patient but fruitless negotiation with the BRDC, we are delighted that Bernie has nevertheless been able to ensure that the British Grand Prix will keep its place on the Formula One World Championship calendar. We understand that the development programme planned for Donington will achieve the very high standards we and FOM expect from a modern F1 circuit. Finally, British Formula One fans will get the Grand Prix venue they deserve.”

Bernie Ecclestone, FOM Chief: “Finally the uncertainty is over. A contract has been signed with Donington Park and the future of the British Grand prix is now secure. We wanted a world class venue for Formula One in Britain, something that the teams and British F1 fans could be proud of. The major development plans for Donington will give us exactly that. A venue that will put British motor sport back on the map. I am sorry that we could not have helped Silverstone to raise the money to carry out the circuit improvements and run Formula One. I believe that the government should have supported them which would have cost probably less than .002% of the government’s commitment for the Olympic Games.”

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